~Helen Henderson's Books~
A descendent of a coal-miner's daughter and an aviation flight engineer, the dichotomy of Henderson's heritage shows in her writing which crosses genres from historical adventures and westerns to science fiction and fantasy. In the world of romantic fantasy, she is the author of the Dragshi Chronicles and The Windmaster Novels. In her books, she invites you to join her on travels through the stars, or among fantasy worlds of the imagination.
Windmaster Legend The Windmaster Novels, #3
March 17, 2019
Fate conspired to keep Iol and Pelra apart. Friendship is allowed between members of competing trading houses, but nothing more. He loves the sea and wants his own ship. She hates the deep blue and has worked too hard to allow her dreams to be sidetracked. Despite a beautiful woman on his arm every night, Leod wanted the one he couldn’t have—Pelra. His kin on the ruling council did more than put him on the fast track to his own ship. It provided him the power to fulfill his desires and to ruin those who refused him.
Exiled to distant posts, given impossible challenges, and subject to Leod’s machinations, Iol and Pelra only have the hope of a future together to sustain them. But can their love survive the accusation of witchcraft?
Windmaster The Windmaster Novels, #1
July 20, 2016
Despite his insolent attitude, Ellspeth, captain of the Sea Falcon, is attracted to the dark-haired worker she hires to help unload the vessel's cargo
When the supposed dockhand reveals he is Lord Dal, the last member of the Council of Wizards, and her passenger, Ellspeth breaks a cardinal rule—fraternizing with the paying customers. Bringing Dal back from near-death releases Ellspeth's latent powers and threatens her captaincy. For to have magic she must give up the sea.
In accordance with an ancient prophecy, Dal allows Ellspeth to be handfasted to him without her knowledge or consent. However, the prophecy doesn't state whether she will return his love. A likelihood threatened as the deception is unveiled and they are hunted by fanatical clerics bent on ridding the world of magic and those who wield it.
Trapped within the Oracle's Temple and marked for sacrifice, Ellspeth is forced to choose between survival, saving the future of magic...or love.
You are hereby warned: this fascinating story will keep you up all night, turning those pages! Lydia Hawke, author of Civil War novels
First Change Dragshi Chronicles #5
October 14, 2017
Three novellas (and two bonus short stories) of duty and honor, love and loss, happiness and despair from the world of the dragshi. As with any tale from history and legend, some contain larger than life deeds. Others are the simple story of a man or woman doing what must be done, regardless of the cost.
The dragshi are more than just a man or woman. Each are two beings–one a dragon, the other a human–sharing one body in space in time and able to change forms with the other at will.
But a lesson to be learned. When you shift into dragon form, sometimes Fate controls the flight.
HATCHLING'S VENGEANCE Dragshi Chronicles, #4
June 16, 2016
Glyn, former bodyguard and companion to a dragon lord, is now Lady Glynnes Janaleigh, a dragon lord in her own right. And she has found her intended mate. But, her new-found happiness is fleeting. Finding your mate is only half the battle. Keeping them alive is the other.
For a dragshi, duty is more than administering justice or saving the innocent. More than one suitor has fallen from the sky during a mating flight. Even worse, fate decrees mating fights don’t always involve the partner you want.
Vengeance takes many paths. The leader called the Parant means to have his, no matter how long it takes or how many innocents die in the attempt. For the last two unattached dragon shifters, their only weapons to survive their destinies are their swords—and love. Sometimes not even dragon fire and talons are enough to overcome the mind control wielded by the leader called—the Parant.
Book Four of the Dragshi Chronicles continues the tale of the dragshi, a human who can exchange bodies with a dragon. But the freedom of the skies comes with a price.
Although the stories in the Dragshi Chronicles are connected, each book stands alone as an individual read
Hatchling's Mate Dragshi Chronicles #3
January 22, 2016
Hatchling’s Mate continues the tale of the dragshi, a human who can exchange bodies with a dragon. Talann’s future was far from assured. Although the son of two dragon lords, none of the old ones sang a welcome at his birth. And now years later there was still no sign of the awakening of a twinned dragon soul. From his birth, it was expected he would marry the only other child born to the dragon shifters, the Lady Lexii Beylnea. However, fate had other intentions. Talann and Lexii could not stand to be together.
Haldric hated all shifters but one—the Lady Lexii Beylnea, whom he meant to possess at any cost. His one tool to achieve both his goals meant risking all. Although his uncle, known to his followers as the Parant, possessed the ability to turn men and women into his willing slaves, the older man was as apt to turn on friend as foe.
Pledged to protect Lexii until the dragon lord’s intended mate appears, Glyn must fight to keep hidden the secret no one could never learn.
The freedom of the skies comes with a price.
Dragon Destiny Dragshi Chronicles #1
February 20, 2014
For hundreds of years, Dragshi Lord Branin and his dragon soul twin Llewlyn searched for their intended mates. Lady Broch of Ky’Port, the firebrand leader of a band of raiders, vowed to marry the dragon lord, with or without his willing cooperation. Everything changed the day a wistful thought touched Branin’s.
Imprisoned in Stone
August 1, 2013
Dark Fantasy~Ghosts & Spirits~Witches/Warlocks
For the crime of healing without payment, the Brethren imprisoned Dylan’s soul in stone. Centuries later, he senses the touch of another’s mind and hope for escape soars. However, his potential savor is unaware of her latent magic.
Cuhlwch, the current head of the Brethren plans to control any and all who have magic. Although displeased with his son, Colwynn, who like the long-imprisoned Dylan, uses his powers to heal those unable to pay the Brethren’s toll, Cuhlwch orders Colwynn to father a child by a woman of the Brethren’s choosing. The Brethren will have their demand met, even if it means using magic to enforce their will. Only Colwynn wants to choose his own mate--an unknown woman who calls him from afar.
Caught in the middle of this tempest is a young woman trapped by fate. She has the power to free him, but her only knowledge of him comes from an eerie message on the wall and nightmarish dreams.
A spell kept secret for generations.
A brotherhood thirsting for power.
Demands that cannot be obeyed.
A woman who stands to lose everything.
Four paths--one destiny
With the power to bind souls and
control all magic in the balance